Monday, March 26, 2012

11 months!

Thinking back on this year I remember most wondering how far I'd be when the first year was up.  Never did I imagine that I would have exceeded my goal and be at the bottom end of all of the weight I had to lose.

Today it's been 11 months, and I weigh around 130 pounds.  A little less some days, a little more others.    I haven't counted the inches lately, but it's a lot.  I bought a new pair of capri jeans last week and they were a size 1/2.  ONE/TWO!!  What???  Those jeans are Maurices brand, and I'm pretty sure the sizes run big.  They have to.  Just a month ago I was wearing a size 28 waist. I was thinking that was around a size 7/8  I know I'm a little smaller than that now, but a size 1/2 seems ridiculously small. I tried on a size 26 waist and they were snug.. so I don't know.  I'm thinking my true size might more accurately be about a 4 right now.   My boyfriend looked at those pants and asked me if they were for a kid! :)   Haha, very funny mister boyfriend!  I continue to drop inches in a mad fashion, and I believe it's because I've been working out. A lot.  I do the express circuit three times a week, walk/run on the treadmill at least twice a week and play racquet ball.  I'm no good at racquet ball as far as the "rules" go.  But it's such an amazing workout getting in there and pounding that ball around. And it's fun!!  The guys from the free-weight room watch and laugh sometimes.. I'm sure I look like a complete dork in there (along with my daughter - in- law) running around, sometimes missing the ball, sometimes slamming it, and I always have my i-pod on with good move tunes playing, so I'm in my own little world so to speak... marching to the beat of my own life.  Laugh mister weight lifters.. see if I care!! 

I haven't had a fill in over 2 months.  I don't need one at all.  I have tons of restriction still, and I'm really happy with where I am.  I don't eat much at all, and it amazes me that I don't need to.  That's huge for me.  My life once revolved around when my next meal was.. what I was going to eat, how much I was eating, etc. etc.  Now I forget to eat sometimes.  Weird.  I remember thinking that people who "forgot to eat" must be insane. Who forgets to eat?  But trust me, it does get to that point.  The other thing I tend to forget (believe it or not) is that I don't wear a size 2XL or XL even anymore.  I bought a couple of those little spaghetti strap tank top thingies at Walmart a few days ago (you know the ones that are like $4) and automatically bought a size XL.  Oops!  Not so much.  I need a medium now.  Some old habits die hard I guess.

I have bony parts of my body.  Weird.  I still freeze easily.. no fat to insulate.  I'm looking forward to warmer weather and have really been enjoying the unseasonably warm spring like days we've been having lately.

I'm up and moving so much more than I ever did before now.  I feel like it, for starters.  But I think it's mostly because I can!  Not that I couldn't before, well... okay I couldn't do a lot.  But now I have energy, and ability, and suddenly a desire to not let too much grass grow under my feet.  Don't get me wrong, I can still laze around with the best of them for awhile, and still enjoy snuggling up and watching a movie sometimes, but when it's time to move, it's time to move! :)    I ran (literally) to my car last week for something and my oldest son said "Now you're just showing off"  I said "What? Why?"  He said "I've never seen you run for ANYTHING.... EVER"  Hahaha!  Silly boy!  I didn't even realize I did it!

My boobs have shrunk!  Seriously.  It's like someone stuck a needle in them and let all the air out!  Booooo!  Remember when I couldn't wait for them to shrink?  I thought that somehow they would just shrink a little, just be a smaller version of what they were.. but no.  We're talking tube-sock with an orange in it pretty much.  Ahh well.  The photo you see here doesn't really show the whole tube sock concept...but bras these days are basically smoke and mirrors my friends!  Unfortunately what you see isn't really what you get.  Yeah, yeah, a little false advertising. 

11 months ago I figured it would be 2 years before I wrote a blog like this one.  At least 2 years.  I have had a very short journey filled with amazing losses and amazing gains.  I found my other butt in far less time than I dreamed possible (even though it really, really needs some firm and tone work, but looks awesome in jeans).  I found my energy.  I found my mojo.  I found my life.  I'm so grateful for the things this year has given and taken away.  I will be back in another month with my one year pictures, and anything new to share.  Thanks for your support and words of encouragement along the way!  Thanks for letting me share this journey!


Michelle H. said...

Pardon the language, but Holy Shit!! Where did you go?! You are literally a shadow of yourself now! 130 lbs, absolutely OUTSTANDING!

Anonymous said...

What a story, Sharon!! My daughter, Angie, sent me your blog today because my surgery is the day after tomorrow and I'm scared to death, but simply put, I just want to feel better! There's not a diet or exercise program that I haven't tried and I'm still +100 pounds overweight, so say an extra prayer for me that I do half as well as you have. THANKS FOR SHARING!